Recreational and commercial fisheries are multi-billion dollar industries in Florida. Increasing demands for both high-quality seafood products and memorable recreational fishing opportunities have placed increased pressure on the stocks of finfish and shellfish species which inhabit the coastal waters of Florida. This increase pressure creates a need for more effective fisheries management programs.

In addition to collaborating with fisheries managers, Florida Sea Grant:

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Artificial Reefs

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Regional Workshops

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Caribbean

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Catch and Release

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Venting

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Scalloping

sustainable fisheries and aquaculture focus area

Aquaculture

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Funded Projects

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Publications

Faculty and Staff

Kai Lorenzen
Specialist

fisheries
Holly Abeels
Extension Agent

Brevard County
Betty Staugler
Extension Agent

Charlotte County
fisheries
Bill Lindberg
Specialist

Artificial reefs
John Stevely
Extension Agent, Emeritus fisheries
Angela Collins
Extension Agent
Manatee, Hillsborough and Sarasota Counties